The Naked Voice: Transform Your Life through the Power of Sound
North Atlantic Books, 2015
Both science and spirituality agree that every particle of matter, every phenomenon we experience, is a form of resonance or vibration. The human voice is quite literally a mouthpiece of this truth; there is no form of expression more personal, more tied to our identities, than our voices. With simple inspirational exercises, this book by renowned voice teacher Chloe Goodchild gives readers the tools to guide them in a process of sound healing and soul communication that is guaranteed to open the heart and restore forgiveness, compassion, and interconnectedness between individuals and in their communities.
At the heart of every human journey exists the longing to feel at home in one's self and in the world. In a unique response to meet this longing, Chloe Goodchild invites you on a compelling adventure of self-discovery and creative fulfillment through a direct experience of your own authentic voice--the voice of your personal authority, the song of your soul. Going beyond traditional vocal training guides, this book will appeal to anyone wishing to encounter themselves at a primal level through the medium of the voice.
"Chloë Goodchild has written a book that is a major contribution to our understanding of the power of sound and music. From her personal experiences as a singer to the many decades she has worked to empower people through their voices, she has discovered the deep truths inherent in coming into our true, authentic voice and nurturing our souls. This book is a must-read for sound healers, music therapists, physicians, and therapists. It is an astonishing accomplishment."
Barbara J. Crowe, Arizona State University director of music therapy, and author of Music and Soulmaking: Toward a New Theory of Music Therapy
"Chloë Goodchild's clarity of tone--both in her music and in her book--penetrates to the bone. I revel in both her songs and words, especially when she surrenders to the mystery of devotion. In the West we usually shy away from pure devotion, often for legitimate reasons. But Chloë evokes the open, trembling, courageous heart of devotion that more deeply invites us into the danger of living. I celebrate and recommend her work."
Gangaji, spiritual teacher and author of Hidden Treasure: Uncovering the Truth in Your Life Story
"For many years now, through a time in which the sound of the soul has been largely muted by the din of the world, Chloë Goodchild's characteristic optimism and joy have encouraged it to raise its voice in song. Her work has touched and opened many lives, and the light and beauty of her truly liberating spirit shine throughout the pages of this book."
Lindsay Clark, author of The Chymical Wedding and The Water Theatre
"Chloë Goodchild is one of the foremost proponents of the voice as a therapeutic instrument for healing spirit, mind and body. In The Naked Voice she shows herself to be an inspirational teacher who projects her commitment and enthusiasm to opening up hearts and minds through the vibration of our voice. She captures the readers' imagination, showing us that there is no one who cannot open up their voices to transform their lives. The Naked Voice will stand alongside those books that have become classics in the field of voice education and sound healing such as the late Don Campbell (The Mozart Effect and Healing at the Speed of Sound) who would be singing its praises."
James D'Angelo, PhD, founder of therapeutic vocal sound program Soundspirit and the author of The Healing Power of the Human Voice
"Chloë Goodchild lives and breathes song. Her lifework, articulated in her inspirational and practical book, The Naked Voice: Transform Your Life through the Power of Sound, is a gentle, disarming and convincing call to all souls ready to return to the authentic power and beauty of their natural voice."
Michael Stillwater, founder of Inner Harmony and Song Without Borders
"The Naked Voice book radiates the power of hope and love from each page. Chloë Goodchild transforms the world into a brighter place. Her sheer positivity interweaves a truly practical guide where you will learn to express yourself in ways you never dreamed of. On a personal note, working with Chloë and her amazing voice was magical. She transformed my simple notes into something magnificent and wild and heart-rendingly beautiful. No other singer has ever matched her performance for me and I am so pleased to be able to say this in print!"
Elizabeth Parker, film and television composer, former member of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
"In The Naked Voice, Chloë Goodchild invites us on a journey of self discovery through the power of experiencing our own authentic voice. This, she tells us, is the DNA of our true identity and, in this lyrical yet practical book, she invites us to discover, perhaps for the first time, our original song of the soul. As a voice teacher and performer, Chloë has transformed thousands of lives around the world with the potency of sound and song and here, in the written word, the wisdom of her teachings resonate through every page. Her words provide a map--a songline--directly into the compassionate heart that lies beneath rational thought to reveal who we really are, literally attuning us to our own inner peace, passion, and the divine bliss that is our birthright. Each chapter effortlessly weaves together inspirational stories of healing and transcendence, ancient spiritual knowledge and cutting edge science with practical exercises and vocal practices, to give us a treasured companion on the road to awakening."
Nicola Graydon, journalist and author of The Ancestral Continuum
"I was the girl who was told to 'just mouth the words' in sixth-grade choir and was afraid to sing for decades thence. Chloë Goodchild reconsecrated my voice, tenderly and fiercely drawing it forth until I knew in my cells that my singing was not only a matter of my own healing and pleasure, but a profound invocation into a multidimensional singing field that has the power to serve not only my own awakening, but that of the planet as a whole. Now Chloë has done the miraculous: she has written her unique transmission into the pages of this book. Read it and hear the original, awake, alive and utterly unique naked voice sing free within you. It will heal your body, open your mind, and transform all your relationships."
Kim Rosen, author of Saved by a Poem: The Transformative Power of Words
"Even the most solid of material objects is ultimately a dance of constantly changing energy patterns. Ultimately it is all rhythm, all music, the world is sound--Nada Brahma --as the classical Sanskrit philosophers put it. Chloe Goodchild's magnificent book gives us keys to this universe we contain within our own voices. If practiced, the reader will know an inner and outer transformation that is both miraculous and true."
Jean Houston, PhD, author of The Wizard of Us
"Chloe Goodchild is a rare jewel whose very presence lifts the hearts and minds of those she meets. Her authentic wisdom and being shines through her work, with rich insight and practical applications. Through her teachings in The Naked Voice, one's true voice will rise, bringing an unexpected sense of depth, wellness, and richness to one's life."
Zacciah Blackburn, PhD, director of the Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies and director of education, the International Sound Healing Network
The Naked Voice (Book)
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